Mexico, as it was and as it is/Appendix 4

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APPENDIX

No. 4.


LIST OF PRICES,

OF RENTS, PROVISIONS, ETC., TO HOUSEKEPPERS IN THE CITY OF MEXICO


MEATS.
Beef, 12½ cents per 20 oz.
Mutton, 12½ " 18 "
Hams, 50 " lb.
Ducks, 37½ " pair.
Turkeys, $1 50 " each.
Fowls, 50 "  "
Pigeons, 25 " pair.
 

 
FISH.
Pescao-blanco, from the lake, 62½ cents per lb.
 
VEGETABLES, TEA, COFFEE, ETC.
Onions, 12½ cents per dozen
Artichokes, 25 " "
Cauliflowers, 12½ " each (small)
Cabbages, 12½ to 25 cents each.
Peas, 25 cents per pint
Corn, $5 to $6 per cargo of 400 lbs.
Barley, $3 " "
Rice, 12½ cents per lb.
Radishes,   " 2½ dozen
Potatoes, 12½ " quart
Beans (frigoles) 12½ " "
Chilé peppers, 31½ " lb.
Tomatoes, 12½ " dozen.
Bread,  6½ cents for four small
loaves, 16 ounces in all.
Biscuits,   cents per 16 oz.
Chocolate, 50 " lb.
Tea, $2 to $3 per lb.
Coffee, 24 to 37½ cents per lb.
Sugar (refined) 18½ cents per lb.
Sugar (white) 12½ " "
 

 
FRUITS.
Pines, 12½ cents each.
Chirimoyas,  6½ to 12½ cents each.
Peaches,   cents for four.
Oranges,   " six.
Plantains,   " four.
Grapes, 25 " lb.
Walnuts,   " forty.
Melons,  6½ to 12½ cents each.
Avocates,   cents for four.
Apples, 12½ " dozen.
Tunas,   " "
Lemons,   " "
Guayavas,   " eight.
Granaditas,   " four.
 

 
DRINKS.
Milk,   cents per quart.
Pulqué,   " three quarts.
Water,   " barrel.
Aguardiente, 18½ " quart.
Mescal, 25 " "
Chicha,   " three pints.
Orgeat,   " quart.
Agua de chia.   " "
 

 
FUEL.
Charcoal,  6½ cents for six lbs.
 

 
SERVANTS.
Cook, $4 to $6 per month.
Coachman, 15 to 20 "
Waiter, 15 "
Housekeeper,  8 to 10 "
Chambermaid,  3 to  4 "
Scullion,  3 to  4 "
 

 
RENTS.

They vary according to situation, but they are very high throughout the Capital; $500—$2500; and even higher rates are given for the very best.